Please note that this is a work in progress and should be only used as a rough guideline to the Festival. Last updated 28th September 2018

Menopause Festival 2019 26-27 April 2019, Perth Theatre

In 2018 Horsecross hosted the world’s first Menopause Festival. This year we build on the growing work of the Menopause Cafe movement, to bring you a bigger festival, aiming to  increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their friends, colleagues and families, so that we can make conscious choices about this third stage of life.

Highlights include Elaine Miller’s comedy show Gusset Grippers, menopause in the workplace seminar, Menopause Marketplace, creative arts workshops, Dr Laura’s Q &A, Menopause Café.

Who’s it for? Anybody interested in sharing their stories, experiences and questions about menopause. All genders and all ages. Men and women and inbetween. Old and young and inbetween.

Let’s break the taboo around talking menopause and have some fun together as we start conversations and build community.

Friday April 26th:

Menopause at Work: intended audience are HR professionals, line managers, employment lawyers.

12 noon ·         Registration
·         A buffet lunch
1pm – 5pm Menopause at Work seminar in Joan Knight Studio

·         a talk by Dr Andrea Davies from Uni of Leicester
·         30 mins from employment lawyer Kate Waytt, Lindsays
·         small group discussions
·         panel discussion back in the Studio.

Each participant given a copy of Leicester Uni menopause policy, and other relevant documents eg STUC report

5.45pm Dinner at Theatre

Choose and pay for own dinner

 7pm Film: Aurore  
Screened at Theatre in conjunction with Perth Film Society.
This is a separate event.

Saturday April 27th

9am onwards ·         Menopause Marketplace with various stalls from alternative therapists and suppliers (in Theatre foyer if possible).
·         Registration
9.30am Panel discussion in Joan Knight Studio, with hosts of Menopause Cafes discussing what’s working, what isn’t and what next?
11am Tea break

·         general registration
·         workshop sign up



Dr Laura speaking on medical aspects of the menopause
12.40pm lunch
1.40pm Warm up plenary in Joan Knight Studio (drama)
1.50pm 3 x Parallel creative workshops


3.20pm 3 x parallel practical workshops
4.10 pm- 5.51pm Q & A with Dr Jarvis
6pm Dinner
7.30pm – 8.30pm Gusset Grippers in JK studio

Open to public to book ticket for Event Only.

8.30pm -9.30pm Mingle in the Theatre bar